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qui·et·ism

 (kwī′ĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. A form of Christian mysticism enjoining passive contemplation and the beatific annihilation of the will.
2. A state of quietness and passivity.

qui′et·ist n.
qui′et·is′tic adj.

quietism

(ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
1. (Christian Churches, other) a form of religious mysticism originating in Spain in the late 17th century, requiring withdrawal of the spirit from all human effort and complete passivity to God's will
2. a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
ˈquietist n, adj

qui•et•ism

(ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm)

n.
a form of Christian mysticism first promulgated in the late 17th century, requiring extinction of the will and worldly interests, and passive meditation on the divine.

quietism

a 17th-century Christian mystical theory, originated in Spain by Molinos and promulgated in France by Fénelon, involving passive contem-plation and surrender of the will to God and indifference to the demands of the self or the outside world, declared heretical through efforts of the Inquisition. — quietist, n., adj.
See also: Heresy
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Noun1.quietism - a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
mysticism, religious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
Translations

quietism

[ˈkwaɪɪtɪzəm] Nquietismo m

quietism

nQuietismus m
References in classic literature ?
It is for this reason that a quietism is to be found in Chinese poetry ill appealing to the unrest of our day, and as dissimilar to our ideals of existence as the life of the planets is to that of the dark bodies whirling aimlessly through space.
And this system of female non-education or quietism still prevails.
With your quietism, one could live happily for a hundred years at least.
Certainly that isn't much like quietism," murmured Alexandra, half to herself.
But Brissenden was not a disciple of quietism, and he changed his attitude abruptly.
After this, Ludwig, the one genuine hero among Mr Swinburne's heroes, was killed, sword in hand, in the capture of the city; and the third, Heinrich, who, though not a traitor, had always been tame and even timid compared with his active brothers, retired into something like a hermitage, became converted to a Christian quietism which was almost Quakerish, and never mixed with men except to give nearly all he had to the poor.
There is no small irony in the fact that a theorist once charged with encouraging quietism may be most attuned to the ethical and political importance of media in allowing collective assemblies to appear in the public square and make their claims known.
ISIS, a Sunni "caliphate" and al-Qaeda have ties with the IRGC (see Part 55 - Sistani Quietism Keeps Iran At Bay - in rim1Sistani-11July16).
These chapters occupy the heart of the book, and it is here that the explanatory power of Rajan's model becomes most evident; her readings provide welcome and fresh new takes on the old questions of Florence Dombey's quietism and Maggie Tulliver's rebelliousness.
One academic traced the passivity in the face of challenges to the Muslim religious establishment--like the movement to squash Kenya's constitutionally mandated Kadhi courts--to the tradition of Sunni quietism.
Another obstacle to embracing responsibility and avoiding such quietism is a lack of effective mechanisms for aligning personal responsibilities and action with efficacious social and political activity.
This theology of quietism functions as a theodicy to justify the goodness of the sovereign and law enforcement, given the presence of moral and institutional evil in the world.